Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised for telling sobbing girl she will be honoured if killed a martyr in Afrin offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria.
President Vladimir Putin spoke to Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron over the violence in Syria.
Church leaders say the Israeli government's violations of the status quo are at an "unprecedented level".
Opposition activists say that Damascus has used chemical weapons on the rebel-held enclave of Ghouta, a day after a UN-brokered ceasefire was passed.
Israeli satellites spot two of Moscow's advanced fighter aircraft, Su-57, at an airbase in Syria.
The UN Security Council unanimously called for the implementation of a 30-day truce deal across Syria in what is a significant development.
The former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell says Saudi Arabia will be defeated in the conflict in Yemen.
The government says some 1,000 Pakistani soldiers are in the kingdom on a training and advisory mission, but the opposition wants to know what exactly they are doing.
The latest butchery in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta by Assad forces shames the isolationist United Kingdom.
More than 250 people have been killed in intense bombing from Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta. At least 50 children were among the dead.
"Everybody was looking with interest and confusion, but everybody remained silent," a fellow passenger said.
The incident happened at the couple's home in Kocaeli, northwestern Turkey.
Iran issued a stark warning to Israel threatening to raze Tel Aviv if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the "slightest unwise move" against it.
Supporters of Sufi leader Nourali Tabandeh have been holding sporadic sit-ins near his home in Tehran.
Lebanon's army chief has warned his forces would stand ready to defend against any kind of "Israel aggression".
Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust.
Linda Wenzel joined Isis aged 15 after being groomed online. Iraqi troops captured her hiding in the rubble of Mosul last summer as they liberated the city.